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-span. >> at their annual conference, the religion news writers association hosted a discussion about the first amendment and religious freedom. panelists from the aclu, conference of catholic airships, the museum's first amendment center looked at religion in schools, same-sex marriage and the contraception mandate in the new health care law. >> is the song? okay. hello, everybody, welcome. i'm michelle. so, let's get started. covering religion in america means writing about tensions about religious freedom. what does that mean? how far does it go? and who gets it. when i started this nearly eight years ago, i was talking about stephen's book on religious literacy and how to legally break religion more into public schools. the last couple years we have all written a bit about divisions over islam and measures are in the country to limit the use of sharia law and offers to stop mosques from being built. in the past year, we have all reported on the standoff between the american catholic bishops in the white house over the new health care laws mandate for employers to these access to contraception in diff
: we end tonight in texas, where a high school football is often compared to a religion. rsme cheerleaders at a public high school are now fighting for the right to display a banner with a distinctly christian message. manuel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: friday night under >> in lights in kountze, texas, itth the band, the fans, the players and something different- - a banner with a christian message written bilet school's cheerleaders. ( cheers ) o get thought it would be a t mesy great message to get ofoss. >> reporter: but that message is now at the center of a legal battle. the school's superintendent banned the religious-themed banners last month when a wisconsin group claimed they violate the separation of church and state. a judge has allowed the practice er continue until he rules, and gist night, there were more religious signs than ever before when friends and family who say the cheerleaders' messages on ree banners are free speech. >> both the united states constitution and the texas constitution guarantee the right to freely express your religious viewpoints. >>
freedom of religion in the right of government to regulate society, even when such regulations may interfere with religious doctrine because i think those are two points that are important here. there was a time in this country before 1965, when it was okay for a state to outlaw contraception spanner couples. several states had them for years. they were on the books lingering on the books for years and finally the supreme court in a case called griswold versus connecticut says it is unconstitutional to prohibit married people from using contraception in the privacy of their bedroom. does the constitution have a provision that says government shall not prohibit married people from using contraception in their bedroom? no, it does not. it does have something called due process and within due process accords eventually found there was a right of privacy. and for my libertarian friends in the crowd, a name something you've been seeing for years, which is the government needs to get out of our life to the extent possible and we don't want the government to regulate what we do with our m
don't believe that it's ever been a belief in religion. this is what i'm going to say that the christian part of barack obama's history made him did not have. another save you some of them. i believe he's christian. i have been to his church and i believe that is what he believes in. as christian and i converted to islam because i felt for women it is more protected because of their traditional role of father and mother in the home with her mother was allowed to be at home and have children with protection of the father. i thought i was a positive situation for me. it takes women off welfare and we don't have that game situation in prison situation that we would have here. but israel, i don't think we should follow their lead because i think the world looks at how americans get along with each other, not how israel gets along with america. israel's approach and the religion is an eye for an eye. they do not follow the christian approach. so when things happen to them in the international war, i feel that followed i for an eye and american doesn't follow that actually t
. it would translate religion and christianity in particular in progressive politics around helping the poor or preserving the environment. the entire movement emerging that is challenging the irs, that is defying the ban on political endorsement is a conservative movement. >> those behind the campaign are already daring the irs on to sue them. here's what the laws ths, a tax-exempt religious organization is a legal entity that did not participate in or sbemp in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. so has any church or any one faced a penalty as a result? >> there are very occasional penalties. really it seems like a handful every year, but there's not a wide number by any stretch. what you say is exactly right. this is an attempt by a conservative networks of pastors and lawyers to really challenge this law. the law dates back to 1954. it's been on the books now for over 60 years, and what they want to do is to get a church penalized so they can challenge the law and take this to court and attempt to get this ban overturned. we'll see if it works. >> so i gue
over football and religion. a judge has to decide whether cheerleaders can use religious messages during games. >>> and with more how the controversy is playing out. >> reporter: good morning. the game was the first since a judge heard arguments about whether the cheerleaders must stop using biblical messages. around here religion and high school football are two things people are passionate about. friday night under the lights in texas with the band, the fans, the players and something different, a banner with a christian message written by the school's cheerleaders. >> we thought it would be a great message. >> reporter: that message is at the center of a legal battle. the school superintendent banned the religious themed banners last month when it was claimed they violated the separation of church and state. the judge allowed the practice to continue until he rules and last night there were more religious signs than ever before. and friends and family who say the cheerleaders messages on the banners are free speech. >> both the united states constitution and the texas constitut
and it was nice to hear them say they are practicing and they respect other religions as well as their own. but i think that a lot of the policies they forget about their religion. >> but even on this campus only 50 students showed up to watch the vice presidential debate. there were plenty of empty seats there. president obama watched the vice presidential debate on air force one as he returned to washington from a campaign visit in florida. following the debate the president told reporters he thought joe biden was quote terrific and said he had already callrd the vice president to congratulate him. mitt romney watched the debate at his hotel in ashville, north carolina. a small group of people joined him to watch the debate and eat pizza. romney called paul ryan immediately after the debate also to congratulate him. at ktvu.com with have posted more video of last nights de bate. you can look for the world and u.s. news tab right there on the front page. >>> now to our fun news. after an a historic news in cincinnati the giants will play for a chance to go back to the world series. >> deep left
should not do that. and it is against mormon religion to invest in a casino and things like that. it's against their religion. but she knew about it and let mitt romney do it, just to make money. she is -- ann romney is 10 times worse than mitt romney. she's not a regular woman. host: now back to samson. caller: i am really concerned about global human rights and education in africa and ethiopia. -- especially in africa and ethiopia. debating about human rights and so for at. so forth. host: and this message -- pauline is in virginia on the republican line. caller: good morning. i am glad to get through to you. i met ann romney at a rally and she's one of the most graceful and motherly type of people you could ever meet. i do think spouses make a difference, because they see their husband in a different light than the public. when they get out in the rallies, the media and different people tried to bring them down if they are against them. i think that's a spouse can give greater insight to what kind of person they're husband or wife is. she is a very graceful person. michelle obama
liberties in this country. they are infringing on the freedom of religion by infringing on catholic charities, catholic churches, catholic hospitals. our church should not have to sue our federal government to maintain religious liberties. with respect to abortion, the democratic party said that they wanted it to be safe, legal, and rare. now they support it without restrictions and with taxpayer funding. the vice president went to china and said that he sympathized or would not second- guess their one-child policy of forced abortions and sterilization. that's pretty extreme. >> my religion defines who i am. i have been a practicing catholic my whole life. it is particularly -- has particularly informed my social doctrine. the catholic doctrine talks about taking care of those who cannot take care of themselves, people who need help. with regard to abortion, i accept my church's position on abortion as life begins at conception. i accept that in my personal life, but i refused to impose that on equally devout christians, muslims, jews. unlike my friend, congressman. have at believe
other americans after a series of attack. >> americans' tolerance to religion goes to beginning of the nation. but there is no justification for this. none. >> focus at the romney press availability, his overnight press release. >> do you think coming so soon, after the event had unfolded overnight was appropriate? >> the white house also issued a statement saying it tried to distance itself from the comments and said they were not reflecting of their view. i had the exact same reaction. >> rose garden minutes later -- >> we will not waiver to the commitment to see justice is done for the terrible act. >> by this point, according to sources, they know the attack was a terrorist act, listed it as such internally to unlock resources. believes it was al-qaeda or al-qaeda linked group in libya. in the next three hours, president obama sits down with "60 minutes." >> i was certain and continue to be pretty certain that there will be bumps on the road. >> then leaves for campaign trip and fundraiser in vegas. 6:00 p.m., fox news has intelligent sources saying al-qaeda linked groups co
there on the freedom of religion question and rough on the catholic church. from pulpits around the country and every catholic church around the country, they've been explaining what biden wants to do to catholic hospitals and taking away their funding and damaging them. >> is that vote in play as much though as the woman vote? i think that women maybe were moving very strongly for the president. now he's losing steam there. i think if i'm biden, i put the women vote. >> we put so much pressure on women being concerned about abortion and they should be, i'm a hard core feminist, two daughters and a beautiful wife. that's really important. but let's not discount what women care about, the economy and jobs as much. >> this is a very good point. speaking as a small business owner myself, one of the things if you look at data over the last five, ten years, you will notice that women are a very, very large chunk of the individuals who are starting small businesses in this country. i think also when you look at the economic data, i know the romney campaign has tried to argue that obama has been bad for wom
values in regard to the family, to religion. >> abortion. >> abortion. issues on that. >> gay marriage. they're very conservative. that's basically what changed everything. i remember reading an article where president bush was asked what was one of his biggest regrets. he said, not passing immigration reform. as a republican and having a republican congress he could not convince his own party to support immigration reform. we focus only on the undocumented immigrants. i think that that's -- that that's what's happening, that when people perceive latinos, first thing that pops into their mind is immigrants and undocumented immigrants or like they say illegal aliens which is a term we don't like to use. they don't realize that 74% are americans, are citizens either by birth or naturalized. so the majority of latinos are americans and we have a buying power of over a trillion dollars. if latinos in the u.s. were a country, we would be the 14th largest economy in the world. they're 2.5 billion businesses that are latino owned. we are a very important part of this country. we contribute ve
and sterilizations. >> they're infringing upon the first freedom. freedom of religion. infringing on the catholic charities, churches, and catholic hospitals. >> no religious institution, catholic or otherwise, including catholic social service, georgetown hospital, mercy hospital, any hospital, none has defer contraception or pay for contraception. none has to be a vehicle to get contraception. in any insurance policy they provide. that is a fact. >> it's not a fact. u.s. conference of catholic bishops said today the exemption that biden mentioned is narrow and does not cover religious charities that extend services to all. last night's fight over abortion and governor romney potential picks for the supreme court produced up with notable embellishment by the vice president. >> do you think he is likely to appoint someone like scalia or someone else on the court far right that would outlaw planned parenthood, outlaw abortion? i suspect it would happen. >> biden's response rates high on deceit factor? even if president romney were to appoint pro-life justices to overturn roe v. wade, ruling would
that old time religion from obama last week. i hear it from my friends. the sense of deflation, looking in the rear-view mirror now. i think tr biden to come out, give the religion, remind meem what this fight is about is important to get the energy back. >> i don't think biden can win it tonight. but i think biden can stop some of the bleeding tonight and that's important. you know, something big happened in that first debate. barack obama has not had a campaign for president. he's had a campaign to stop from getting elected president. a negative campaign. when he didn't show up in that debate and when romney did and looked like an acceptable republican, the one campaign he had, the anti romney campaign got a big crack in it. he needs a campaign. he doesn't have one now. if he doesn't begin to get one tonight with biden and next week, candidacies can collapse. right now, there's no campaign in obama world. >> great thing about it, biden's been under a rock, he's been out there firing up the grass roots. >> we need to understand what happened in this debate wasn't just that romney was s
, what i did find is that the recruiting is not driven by the u.s. truck strike, ideology or religion, that even a driven by a notion of clothes and hot. in a region that is cut off from the west of the world were people living on less than 800 calories a day that makes a real difference. economic deprivation and a real concern about government corruption is pulling people into the insurgency, not u.s. throws strikes or global ideology. all of those things are subsequently used as the indoctrination process. subsequently used to legitimize and mobilize and prepare their message to the broader world. that's not what is actually bringing 18, 19, 200 kids. the second thing is overwhelmingly they resent the does tracks. they resent the draws tracks of the national sovereignty grounds to national pride grounds, but they also resent them because they have the image that the drones and that the u.s. government is standing up a government that is not accountable to them. we hear this over and over. it did not matter what i was talking to. this notion that the u.s. is propping up a government
that has ever been a belief in religion. but this time i'm going to say, too, the christian part of her obama's history. they made him denounce fatter than they say he is a muslim. i believe he's christian. i've been to his church. and i believe that is what he believes in and i was christian and i converted to islam because i fell for women because it was more protective of their traditional roles of father and mother were the mother was allowed to be at home and have children with a protection of the father. and i thought it was a very positive situation for democracy. israel, i don't think we should follow their lead. they do not follow the christian approach. when things happen to them, i believe that's going to be a problem for americans in the future and we need to make their own decisions, even if israel says they are going to withdraw their support from all of these things because i think they are divine people and i think that his religious falsehood and i feel that americans do not have to follow that abraham was for all people and he was for all peoples children. >> host: wha
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